A. R. Frederiksen shares her life with her overly aggressive chihuahua, her 15-year-old pet bamboo Jean-Claude, and her husband. She splits her life between her family in Denmark and her family in Minnesota. With a Master’s Degree in English and Cultural Studies, during which she spent one semester in the United States, she oftentimes finds herself correcting her husband’s native English, convinced he’s butchering it (he says no).

She grew up along the sandy shores of what was once a viking village, but is now a small tourist town. Here she works in a fish specialty shop where she gets to make people happy with her food and gets to practice her German/Swedish/
Norwegian/English with the tourists.

She enjoys impersonating her dog and making him cuss like sailor – in a girl’s voice, naturally.